In episode 2 we are listing the 10 most popular gravel grinders in North America and also this ranking is based on the browsing behavior of our visitors, just as we explained in our first episode “most popular granfondo in Italy”.
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What exactly is a Gravel Grinder?
First things first, gravel cycling? or gravel grinding? Gravel grinding is somewhere in between road cycling and mountain biking, combining (maybe some) asphalt with mainly unpaved, gravel or dirt roads but avoiding more technical, rougher and steeper off-road trails.
A Gravel Grinder event is a mass start race, ride or simply a “challenge” commonly held on those gravel roads, often long distance or at least in time.
Top 10 most popular gravel grinders in North America
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10. Dirty South Roubaix (Alto Pass, Illinois)
The Dirty South Roubaix is gaining popularity year over year. Dirty South Roubaix edition 2022 was sold out to the 500 registered in just a few weeks ... read more
9. Mississippi Gravel Cup – OMG (Oxford, Mississippi)
Belgian Waffle Rides mostly offer 3 distances: Waffle (+/- 130 miles), Wafer (+/- 70 miles), and Wanna (+/- 35 miles). The main course, called Waffle is about 130 miles and are hard races as Michael Marckx, of Belgian heritage said himself in 2015 “I suspect, about half will finish”!
Our runner up, Mad Gravel expands this year to a 3-day cycling dirt festival with the main gravel race The Hemi on Sunday, a perfect blend of all the killer gravel roads in Elbert County … read more
1. Crusher in the Tushar (Beaver, Utah)
Our winner, the Crusher in the Tushar is the third event of the LifeTime Grand Prix Series, a series of 7 iconic off-road events, though the only one to make it into our top 10 most popular ... read more
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